Review: Safe House (2012)
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Despite the critical waterboarding Safe House has been getting I actually rather enjoy the film. Clearly influenced by the Bourne Trilogy (although not nearly as burnished) I found the picture sustainable despite its limited one-note plot progression. Even with its somewhat lackadaisical conception Safe House is able to maintain the viewer's attention. With both skilful Cinematography by Oliver Wood and 'Sensei 'like editing from Rick Pearson we are treated to a sensory overload. Together Oliver and Rick are seemingly able to manipulate time, on occasion the harmony between shot selection and cut bordered on organic. From a geeky perspective, I feel this attention to detail may be overlooked when considering the films place in the annals of cinematic history. Also It wasn't surprising to learn that both minds played a part in the aforementioned Bourne Trilogy in their respective fields. Visually Safe House could have easily slipped into the franchise.